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Ice ice baby

[Originally published at the now defunct group blog explananda.com]


Posted on February 2, 2006
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From Margaret Visser’s Much Depends on Dinner, p. 292:
The Norwegians cut ice and sold it to most of Europe during the nineteenth century. In 1822, when the first Norwegian ice cargo arrived in Britain, it caused consternation at the customs house, becuase it did not fit into classification lists for import duties. By the time it was decided that ice was “dry goods,” the whole cargo had liquefied.

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Author: DC
Date: 2006-02-03

“Ice Ice Baby”?



Author: Chris
Date: 2006-02-03

Yeah, you know, ice ice baby.



Author: DC
Date: 2006-02-03

Oh don’t worry, I know. I know alright, but what I meant was groan.



Author: Chris
Date: 2006-02-03

It’s not my fault I’m lame. I blame George Bush for this, as I blame him for everything else.